How FATVillage Arts District Is Shaping The Future Of Fort Lauderdale
“In August, we intend to deliver a plan that will take the FATVillage Arts District in downtown Fort Lauderdale into an exciting era that will combine food with art and technology (FAT) and develop a neighborhood where people and businesses of all sizes can find a place to live, create, collaborate and socialize.”
— Alan Hooper, Co-Founder of Urban Street Development
The Arts Have Always Been A Guide For Development In FATVillage
Arts is no longer a charity in urban planning. It has become an investment in the economic stability and professional diversity of a region. The application of the arts in FATVillage is proof of this. Developers are dedicating greater attention to the arts as an economic driver, instead of simply maximizing retail space as a method of attracting cool businesses, loyal consumers, and innovative creators.
Though FATVillage is a relatively small neighborhood, it has a strong presence in the region as a creative hub. Every business, cultural amenity, and living space embraces the arts in some capacity. FATVillage’s growth has always been disciplined, intentional, and carefully planned to fulfill this vision. This same planning is carrying FATVillage forward and shaping the future of Fort Lauderdale.